Hi all! Hope life is treating you nicely! The weather here has been bipolar, and I just woke up to a window full of snow. I'm not too impressed with April thus far, but hopefully things turn around next week. Anyway, this is a manicure that I did while at home, so I didn't have my usual polishes and tools. It's kind of exciting to go home for that reason though- I get to revisit all of the neglected polishes that weren't deemed worthy enough to travel with me to university. In this case I got to try two newer spring polishes and a pretty blue glitter.
I had done glitter gradient halfmoons in my "Romantic Rebel" design for Valentine's Day a couple of months ago. I decided to have another go at them with a different colour scheme. I still like the first version better, but I'm pretty pleased with these! I usually have trouble pairing this glitter with other polishes, but I think I found a winning combination :)
I started with OPI You're Such A Budapest on all of my nails. Then I used a striping brush to paint on and fill in the halfmoons with China Glaze Fade Into Hue. I used a dotting tool to pick up and place individual pieces of hex glitter from Sephora by OPI Indi-Go With The Flow along the halfmoon. Then I used the polish brush to concentrate more glitter around that area, dragging the brush toward the tip to create a gradient.
What do you think of these glitter gradient halfmoons? I'd like to try them again with different glitter soon! :)